One of our project’s stated objectives is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions entering the atmosphere by over 300 carbon tonnes per annum by 2023. According to the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland, Australia: ‘bike riding uses minimal fossil fuels and is a pollution-free mode of transport. Bikes reduce the need to build, service and dispose of cars.’
Cycling 10 km each way to work would save 1500 kg of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Since delivering modal shift is an important aspect of our funding, it is also interesting to note the cost of congestion in our cities. For a detailed report on the consequences of congestion to Dublin city (something which could easily be applied to Derry~Londonderry or Belfast), go to The Costs of Congestion: an Analysis of the Greater Dublin Area.